Citizenship

17 March 2017

Will EU nationals have a human right to continue to reside in the UK after Brexit?

Speculation and debate on whether nationals of EU states will have the right to live and work in the UK after Brexit is played out daily in the media. It is naturally a question troubling many people, both in government and those affected by Brexit.

Elspeth Guild

17 March 2017

St Patrick was a Welsh expat - and London Irish are still special!

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

The World’s most successful Welsh expat has prompted a short diversion from our series on global mobility basics. Here we look at the special status of Irish Londoners, and offer some reassurance to Irish expats who don’t appear to meet the normal “permanent residence requirements” applicable to other EU nationals who wish to remain indefinitely.

15 March 2017

Immigration update - How will triggering Article 50 impact employers of EU nationals?

The House of Commons has voted to reject the House of Lords amendment which sought to guarantee the rights of EU nationals resident in the UK before Brexit negotiations begin. This paves the way for Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be triggered later this month, when the two year negotiation process will begin for the UK to leave the European Union. Although this two year period can be extended with the agreement of all 27 members, it is unlikely in reality that this will be achievable. Whilst the government has stated that negotiations regarding the rights of EU citizens will be a priority once Article 50 is triggered later this month, until this issue is decided many EU nationals will remain in limbo in the UK with on-going uncertainties regarding whether or not they can continue to reside in the UK.

Nicolas Rollason

25 January 2017

Brexit - what French nationals in the UK need to know

Theresa May still says that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March. If that happens, the UK will be out of the EU by April 2019. It’s looking increasingly likely that it’s going to be a hard Brexit or even a chaotic Brexit. In those scenarios, sooner or later the UK will end free movement for EU citizens. French people who have made the UK their home want to know what to do.

Kim Vowden

24 January 2017

Brexit – ce que les Français au Royaume-Uni doivent savoir

Theresa May continue de dire que l'article 50 sera déclenché d’ici la fin du mois de mars. Si cela se produit, le Royaume-Uni sortira de l'UE avant avril 2019. Un Brexit dur ou même un Brexit chaotique semble de plus en plus probable. Dans ces cas de figure, tôt ou tard le Royaume-Uni mettra fin à la libre circulation pour les citoyens de l'UE. Les Français établis au Royaume-Uni doivent savoir quelles démarches entreprendre pour pouvoir rester en toute confiance.

Kim Vowden

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